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John de Wycliffe

At this season of the year it is customary to commemorate the great Protestant Reformation when we celebrate Reformation Day. At such a time as this our thoughts naturally turn first of all to such great reformers as Luther and Calvin.  We must remember, however, that the Reformation was not a sudden, violent uprising against […]

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And Be Ye Thankful

Some ten years ago, in the city of Chicago, I attended a concert of Christian music on a Thanksgiving Day evening, and the pastor of the church in which the concert was held selected a portion of the third chapter of Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians as part of the devotions preceding the musical program.  […]

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Thankful For Everything

The grim years of the depression are a thing of the past.  Prosperity, which seemed to linger around the corner for so long, is now with us.  Business is booming: everyone has a job.  The dark shadow of the war years is gradually fading, and the brighter lights of a wealthier, gayer, madder America are […]

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Monasticism

In this issue of Beacon Lights we will turn our thoughts away from the doctrine of the early New Testament Church and consider instead a practice which was beginning to reveal itself during and especially after the Arian controversy which we have just considered.  Doctrine and practice really are not unrelated realities.  They are very […]

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Thanksgiving

                        “Forget Not All His Benefits”                            THANKSGIVING “O praise and bless the Lord, my soul,                         And ever thankful be:                         Forget not all the benefits                         He has bestowed on thee.”   How well, and how necessary, that we be reminded constantly of these things and exhort our own souls again and […]

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Radio’s New Code

In the “Christian Beacon,” a fundamentalist publication, dated September 25, 1947, we came across a lengthy article written by the editor-in-chief, the Rev. Carl McIntire, under the above caption. The article calls in question the justifiableness of an action taken recently by the National Association of Broadcasters as it enacted legislation regarding, among other organizations […]

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The Sacred Beetle

Sacred to the men of yore This lowly insect of the dust. They worshipped not Whom we adore, But in this creature put their trust.   In the days of ancient Egypt living organisms as well as heavenly bodies were worshipped as gods.  Among those so distinguished was a small black insect known as the […]

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Charioteer – Book Review

Charioteer by Gertrude Eberle  This fast-moving story gives a picture of life at Joseph’s time.  Raanah, a heathen slave lad, was with the caravan which found Joseph at the pit.  Joseph and Raanah become fast friends as they shared the dangers and excitement of caravan life.  Together they become slaves of Potiphar and both rose […]

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Sex Information

One of my young friends has asked me a couple of questions about sex.  The first concerns the matter of sex-education or information in general.  The letter accompanying the question makes it rather plain to me what my friend has in mind.  I will try to follow the virtual outline of the letter. It is […]

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Judges

OUTLINE V Judges 3:1-5 Israel amid the Canaanites, or: The Church in the World. Introduction: This passage of Scripture must not become a bit of ancient Hebrew history.  It will become just that unless we understand that God, in kindergarten style, is holding before us certain eternal Principles.  These principles underlie the Kingdom of heaven.  […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdman’s Publ. Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan   Chapter V THE SKIRMISH Egiba looked plainly relieved.  “How about you, lads?” he called jovially.  “We would have worried about you sooner had we time to think of it.  But what have you […]

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